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Federal Computer Week - July 17, 2013

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Government Computer News - May 8, 2013

Section 508 Compliance Doesn't Get Lost In The Cloud

Government Computer News - February 14, 2013

CIOs Told to Improve Section 508 Standards

Federal Computer Week - January 29, 2013

Warriors to Workforce Program Gives Vets a Second Chance

Federal Computer Week - May 3, 2012

New Rules to Make Technology More Accessible for Blind, Deaf

Wall Street Journal - September 29, 2010

Section 508

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Section 508 Report to the President and Congress: Accessibility of Federal Electronic and Information Technology

Department of Justice Report - September 13, 2012

This report, authorized under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, provides findings based on a survey of federal agencies on the accessibility of their electronic and information technology (EIT) and the procedures used to implement the requirements of Section 508.

Improving the Accessibility of Government Information Through Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as Amended

Joint DON Memo - August 17, 2012

This memorandum provides an update on recent activities regarding compliance with the accessibility requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Enclosure 1 provides further information.

DITPR-DON Process Guidance v1.0

DON Guidance - December 8, 2011

The Department of Defense Information Technology Portfolio Repository-Department of the Navy (DITPR-DON) process guidance document provides a comprehensive discussion of core DITPR-DON functionality and basic lifecycle transactions. This information will enable all users to gain the understanding necessary to perform the basic IT asset management functions of registering, transferring and archiving DON IT systems within ...

Procedures for Ensuring the Accessibility of Electronic and Information Technology Procured by DoD Organizations

DoD 8400.01-M - July 14, 2011

This manual implements the policy in DoD Directive (DoDD) 8000.01 in accordance with the authority in DoDD 5144.1, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures for the implementation of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as codified in section 794d of title 29, United States Code, referred to as "Section 508." It also provides a listing of websites containing laws, regulations, standards, and guidelines ...

Improving the Accessibility of Government Information

OMB Memo - March 9, 2011

The president identified transparency, participation and collaboration as the principles of an open government, which requires that government information and data be accessible to all citizens. To ensure that persons with disabilities have equal access to their government, agencies must buy and use accessible electronic and information technology, as required by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C ...

News

Ensuring Your Solicitation is Section 508 Compliant

by Sherrian Finneran - October 26, 2011

Since 1998, when Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act, all federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, are required to make electronic and information technology (E&IT) accessible to individuals with disabilities. The law applies to all federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology.

October Declared National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 19, 2011

President Obama declared October 2011 as National Disability Employment Awareness Month. During this month, the skills that people with disabilities bring to the workforce are recognized, and the federal government rededicates itself to improving employment opportunities in both the public and private sectors for those living with disabilities.

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act: What You Need to Know

by Sherrian Finneran - May 17, 2011

Section 508: Why Comply? It's the law! Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, requires federal departments and agencies to ensure that electronic and information technology (E&IT) developed, procured, maintained, or used provides: (1) individuals with disabilities, who are federal employees, comparable access to and use of information and data that is available to ...

CHIPS Magazine

Section 508/Accessibility Statement

by Section 508/Accessibility Statement - Web Only 0 - August 26, 2013

Resources

Section 508 Resources

September 18, 2012

The following is a list of Section 508 resources.

Website Accessibility

April 18, 2011

The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer is committed to providing access to our web pages for individuals with disabilities. To meet this commitment, we will comply with the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Section 508 requires that individuals with disabilities have access to and use of information that is comparable to that provided to the public who are not individuals with ...